Staying with Bosher paying off for Falcons

Every Sunday, ESPN Stats & Information selects a punter of the day.

For Sunday, it was Atlanta’s Matt Bosher. This is significant because early in the season the rookie struggled. Critics called for the Falcons to release Bosher as he hit a series of short punts and kickoffs.

But the Falcons have stayed with Bosher and it’s starting to pay off. In Sunday’s victory against Carolina, Bosher averaged 47.8 yards (gross) and 46.0 (net) on six punts. Three of his punts landed inside the Carolina 20-yard line.

It was the second straight game in which Bosher had a strong day. In a loss to Houston last week, his net average was 48.0 yards.